Linda Chavez: What Has Happened to Liberal Education? – Liberal education once stood for something grand and good: the study of the arts, humanities and sciences with the aim of improving the mind through the acquisition of knowledge and the pursuit of truth. But some of America’s most elite colleges and universities have all but abandoned this goal. Instead, many selective schools favor the faddish, the politically correct and the dogmatic, all the while proclaiming their devotion to promoting “critical thinking” and tolerance.
Alveda King: Remembering Uncle M. L.: Reflecting on the Death of the Dreamer – Forty-five years ago today, my Uncle M.L., the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered by an assassin’s bullet. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if that shot had never been fired; what our nation would be like if that bullet had missed. Many are the times I wish he were here.
Michelle Malkin: Smiley-Face Lies and Homicide Hogwash in Dem Hellholes – President Obama’s hometown of Chicago still goes by the old nickname “Windy City.” But after three miserable decades of strict gun control and permanent Democratic rule, Chicago has cemented its reputation as America’s Bloody City. No amount of statistical whitewashing can cover up the stains of the left’s ideological failures there.
Deroy Murdock: Obama Should Share in Americans’ Sacrifices – Amid the alleged horrors of the sequester, truly shared sacrifice is the last thing on Obama’s mind. The American people are enduring 0.4 percent growth in gross domestic product and 7.7 percent unemployment. A record 48 million of them are on food stamps. Meanwhile, those in America’s royal palace are enduring tropical beaches, country clubs and ski resorts.
Crystal Wright: Black Conservatives: Liberals’ Worst Nightmare – Agitated by the vitriol hurled at Carson, one of the world’s preeminent pediatric neurosurgeon, I thought it was timely to remind everyone Carson, though a new face to the movement, certainly isn’t the only black conservative to be assailed by the left. Daily black Janes and Joes are verbally abused for choosing to call themselves Republican or conservative.
Artur Davis: Taking Ben Carson Seriously - I have no doubt that a part of Ben Carson’s appeal is that he is vivid proof that not every black embraces an activist, expanding government. But at the risk of upsetting both Ta-Nehisi Coates’ and Sean Hannity’s narratives, I see Carson more in the vein of, say, a Bill Gates or a Mark Zuckerberg, spectacularly successful achievers whose run of success earns them a public policy stage. That makes Carson not a race pawn, but the beneficiary of a common American archetype…
Gregory Kane: PC Thought Police Target Dr. Ben Carson – It’s a combined operation of the liberal, lamestream media and America’s Politically Correct Thought Police. The goal is to get renowned Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson to shut the hell up. As long as Carson was successfully separating conjoined twins, he was cool with the lamestream liberal media and the PCTP. As long as he was saying the right things about education and children, he was fine.
Marco Rubio: Why I Support the Second Amendment — and Democrats Should Too – As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners. As a concealed weapons permit holder, I value the freedom to exercise my Second Amendment right as protected by the Constitution and in accordance with gun laws designed to promote safe, responsible use.
Javier Manjarres: Obamacare Adds $40 Billion Cost to Immigration Reform Bill – What many in the pro-legal immigration lobby are saying is, ‘I told you so.’ This after Republican staffers of several of the Republican Senators who sit the Senate Budget Committee announced that “a draft immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants” is estimated to cost Americans $40 billion in 2022, and that is “just for Medicaid and ObamaCare.”
John Wood, Jr.: The Black Right – Black Republicans can bridge the gap; especially young black Republicans. Liberals can call white conservatives racist all day long for promoting policies of economic freedom, but they can’t call us that. Black Dems can try to call us Uncle Tom’s, but for the younger generation of black Republicans, those arrows don’t sting. Our blackness is wrapped up in our fiscal conservatism.
Silvio Canto: Best Way to Repeal ObamaCare is to Implement It – Even Joe Klein is seeing the handwriting on the wall: ObamaCare is in big trouble! Klein is blaming it on incompetence but I have a couple of words for Joe and other startled liberals who can’t believe what they are watching.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Rubio’s Coy Immigration Play – The Senator has his sights set running for president in 2016. But in order to have a realistic shot at the White House, Rubio has to point to a big accomplishment – immigration reform. His two-stage strategy of showing the GOP he’s conservative while signaling to the general population that he is also compassionate is the reason for his recent coyness on the issue of immigration.
Alan Keyes: It’s AP That’s Actually Dehumanizing Immigrants – Refusing to use terminology that implies that immigrants may be responsible for their legal or illegal status dehumanizes people. Treating nascent humans in the womb as “a mass of tissue” that can be killed without imputation of murder dehumanizes people. Regarding human beings as the products of mindless random changes in some primordial ooze dehumanizes people.
David Laska: The National Mood Continues to Sour – The calendar says its springtime, but there’s still a winter chill in the air. As winter lags, so too does America’s economic malaise. Eventually though, the temperature will rise and the flowers will bloom. If the economy doesn’t, it’ll mean more bad news for the president. His approval numbers are already trending downward, and if Americans’ moods continue to sour, it could spell disaster for Obama in the 2014 midterm elections.
Anthony Bradley: Public Education, Cheating Education - America’s children are in serious trouble when it comes to public education in low-income communities. All over America, more and more schools would rather cheat on standardized testing than suffer the consequences of the truth that many of their students are seriously struggling. The widespread corruption in many public school systems that serve predominantly children of color is no less than a national crisis.
Octavio Hinojosa Mier: Celebrating the Quincentennial of the American People – 1513-2013 – The real significance of Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of the Florida peninsula in 1513 is that from that moment on the life and destiny of all American cultures, before and after, would be changed forever. It would mark the conception of the American people who are themselves the direct descendants of all the world’s civilizations past and present. Unlike the 1607 founding of Jamestown, it was the Hispanic arrival upon the shores of the Sunshine State that would serve as the spark that ignited the establishment of the greatest social experiment in human history, the United States of America.